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Bon Iver, the Shins, Ryan Adams, Regina Spektor Set for “A Prairie Home Companion”

Hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile, the show will broadcast live at various locations throughout January Justin Vernon photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; James Mercer photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images Bon Iver, the Shins, Regina Spektor, and Ryan Adams are set to appear on the Minnesota Public Radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” in January. The show, hosted by mandolinist […]

Grammys 2017: Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons” Rejected by Country Committee

Her nine nominations made her the first artist to be nominated in four genre categories in the same year Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images Beyoncé picked up nine Grammy nominations in various categories, and with nominations in Pop, Rap/Sung, Rock, and Urban Contemporary categories, she became the first artist to be nominated in four different genre categories […]

Drake, Adele, Bieber, Beyoncé Dominate Billboard Year-End Charts

Billboard has released its year-end charts for 2016’s top artists, songs, albums, and more. Finishing as the year’s top artist is Adele, who released 25 back in November 2015. Justin Bieber follows Adele at No. 2, with Drake and Beyoncé at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Adele’s 25 also topped Billboard’s 200 Albums chart, with VIEWS at No. […]

Bands Featured on Adult Swim’s Cancelled “Million Dollar Extreme” Disavow Show

Chastity Belt, Molly Nilsson, Ovlov, and 3TEETH explain their involvement with the sketch comedy accused of racism, sexism, and bigotry Adult Swim recently cancelled “Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace” after one season. The controversial sketch comedy show had gained a reputation for promoting racist, sexist, and bigoted viewpoints and symbolism. (Its creator, Sam Hyde, is an outspoken […]

Polyvinyl Announces Singles Series Vol. 3 Featuring Beach Slang, Japanese Breakfast, Modern Baseball, More

Polyvinyl has announced Singles Series Vol. 3, which follows 2014’s Singles Series Vol. 2. Every month, subscribers to the series will receive a colored 7” vinyl with two songs from each participating artist, some signed to the label, others the label has “crossed paths with.” As with previous years, 12 artists were selected: Beach Slang, Japanese Breakfast, Modern Baseball, Twin Peaks, […]

Prince Was Planning a Netflix Reality Show Prior to His Death

Prior to his death, Prince was in talks with Netflix about a Paisley Park reality show. In a new GQ feature with Prince’s close collaborators and friends, photographer Maya Washington revealed that Prince asked her for help with the prospective show. She said that she offered to participate, but only if Prince were in the program, […]

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Tour

In support of their upcoming album Damage and Joy The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a new 2017 tour behind their upcoming album Damage and Joy (out March 24 via ADA/Warner Music). It’s their first album in 18 years. Yesterday, they shared the album’s first track, “Amputation.” The band’s new tour kicks off next March, and it will […]

7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: J. Cole, Neil Young, Ab-Soul, More

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from J. Cole, Neil Young, Ab-Soul, the-Dream, the Microphone, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, and Hodgy. […]

Little Scream Releases New Song “People” to Benefit ACLU and Planned Parenthood: Listen

Little Scream has released a new song called “People,” with all proceeds from its release being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Listen to it below. “People” was originally recorded by Laurel Sprengelmeyer during sessions for Little Scream’s most recent album, Cult Following. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire plays synth and Mark Wheaton plays drums on […]

Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole Album in the Works, Says Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul confirmed in an interview with “The Breakfast Club” today that the long-rumored Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole album is in fact in the works, as The Fader points out. Earlier today, he appeared on the radio show to promote his new album DWTW. Towards the end of the interview, Charlamagne asked Ab-Soul if he has “a feature on the Kendrick/Cole album.” Ab-Soul responded […]